BJ’s Wholesale Club Adds Steven L. Ortega and C. Marie Robinson to Board of Directors; Bob Eddy Shares
MARLBOROUGH, MA - One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do, according to BJ’s Wholesale Club. The retailer has bolstered its leadership ranks with not one, but two recent appointments. BJ’s named Steven L. Ortega and C. Marie Robinson as the company’s newest Board Members, effective immediately.
Ortega currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Leslie’s. He joined Leslie’s in 2005 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and served in various executive roles including President and Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2020. Prior to joining Leslie’s, he held a number of leadership positions at BI-LO, American Stores Company, and Lucky Stores. Since 2021, Ortega also has served on the board of James Avery Artisan Jewelry, a multi-channel jewelry retailer.
According to a press release, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
In addition to Ortega, BJ’s named Robinson as one of its newest Board Members.
Robinson has served as EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Sysco Corporation since 2020. She has also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Transformation Officer of Capri Holding Limited. Robinson’s previous roles span various logistics and supply chain-focused leadership positions at Toys R Us, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Smart & Final Stores, and Walmart Stores.
She began her career as a logistics officer for the United States Army and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in leadership and organizational studies from Azusa Pacific University.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve and Marie as they bring strong industry expertise and unique perspectives to our board,” said Bob Eddy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Steve is an accomplished executive with decades of retail and omnichannel experience, and Marie’s deep knowledge of supply chain transformation is invaluable as we now control our perishable and ambient supply chains. We look forward to their future contributions to BJ’s as we continue to execute on our goals of delivering long-term profitable growth and value creation.”
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